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are going to remain on the cool side here. single digits in the east. london and paris both getting up to 12 and 11. now let's take a look at your extended forecast. >>> we'll be back with more updates in 30 minutes. i'm gene otani in tokyo.
in paris. a documentary by the tv network al jazeera prompted investigators to reopen his case. it said traces of highly toxic radioactive pu loan you mean had been detected on arafat's clothing and other personal belongings and even to this day the cause of arafat's death has not been determined. some palestinians claim he was assassinated by israel. israeli officials deny the claim. >> translator: the palestinians are confident that israel is behind the whole thing. we need to prove this to the rest of the world. >> experts from a swiss laboratory and others will conduct a detailed examination of the samples. they will take several months to conclude and clear up questions of arafat's death. palestinian authorities are determined to get to the bottom of this mystery. nhk world, ramallah. >>> delegates at the u.n. conference on climate change are trying to agree on what to do about global warming. it is becoming clear the climate for compromise has chilled. industrialized countries commitments to the protocol expire at the end of the year. delegates at the meeting in doha, qatar, are d
. london, we're looking only at 6 degrees for your high. paris at 7 degrees. we actually have yellow alert for ice in much of the uk widely posted across the region. madrid only looking at 8 degrees. in fact, we saw snow in spain yesterday. now, let's move over to the asian continent. you can see another rain cloud forming over northern japan. badly hit again as we speak this morning we're looking at this low pressure system over north of hokkaido with this sagging cold front passing through the region leaving behind the wintry pressure pattern that is strengthening. so gusts of 100 kilometers per hour are likely in the next 24 hours which will be picking up those waves as much as five meters high. also snow. we already have a report about 70 centimeters in aomori prefecture. which is in the western flank of northern japan. ongoing snow conditions could trigger avalanche. and blizzard conditions in hokkaido. this is still on tap for you this morning. things will be tapering off, but a very short break due to this other system moving in from southern japan. and will be creating some wet and
-- in 2009, a minute after takeoff, it crashed in the outskirts of paris, killing 109 passengers and crew on board, mostly germans, and four people on the ground. a small strip of titanium metal that had fallen onto the runway from a continental dc-10 set off a catastrophic chain of events, shredding concords tired -- retires as it and rolled down the runway, and eventually causing a fire in the fuel tanks. in clearing continental of criminal responsibility, the ruling refers to other unknown elements. >> after 12 years, more than 12 years, continental has been accused of being responsible for concords accident. justice has finally been served. continental is not responsible for the concord crash. the mechanic that fitted the titanium strip was deemed to be negligent. although he could not have predicted the events that would follow. which is why his 15 months suspended sentence was quashed. lawyers argue that it should have been grounded before the incident. there had been incidents with its tires that raised concerns. and witnesses claimed it was already on fire before it hits the titan
much of europe, moscow only 2 for your high. london and paris, both at a pair of 11s in the middle of your week. now here's a look at your extended forecast. ♪ >>> we'll be back with more updates in 30 minutes. i'm gene otani in tokyo. from all of us here at nhk world, thanks for joining us.
were killed shortly after the plane took off from paris. thursday's ruling applies to a 2010 case where a french court convicted continental airlines and one of its mechanics as accessories to the crash. the concord struck a piece of metal that fell from a continental plane. >> dominique strauss-kahn has reportedly reached a settlement with the new york hotel maid who accused him of raping her. the woman filed a lawsuit against dominique strauss-kahn for the 2011 incident. he described their encounter consensual. prosecutors dropped criminal charges against dominique strauss-kahn last year. >>> the supreme court is considering whether to get involved in determining if the u.s. constitution guarantees same sex couples the right to marry. the justices are expected to meet today on the issue. a case is to be argued next year. a decision in favor of same sex marriage would overturn every state provision banning gay marriage. >>> missouri lottery officials will introduce holder or holders of one of the two winning powerball jackpot tickets today. the $588 million prize was the second largest
would never forget. i shipped off to paris island and this is where i would spend my eighteenth birthday. happy birthday. it is not as bad as the next we birthdays because my nineteenth birthday i was in sniper school, my 22 birthday i was in mountain training in bridgecourt, i have a lot of good birthdays. in paris island, shipped to north carolina infantry training and after that went to hawaii where i was stationed the next three years and this is where i attended sniper school. after attending sniper school i shipped to iraq and in iraq i didn't get to complete my floor because i was bitten on my right hand by vicious enemy spider and suffered severe nerve damage but i will let everyone in the room know that the enemy will stop at nothing. they even train spiders. i turned back home for two years of dismal training and working up to get my hands back and this is why i became a sniper team leader under 500 marines and we were training to go back to iraq. we need five volunteers to go to afghanistan. i said what is the mission? we don't know yet. we just need five volunteers right now.
. >>> welcome to "worldwide exchange." you're seeing live shots from paris where mario draghi is speaking at a conference. let's listen in. >> certainly there has been recent progress in the convergence of relative costs and internal and external imbalance and i want to say a few words about this progress because we also miss to acknowledge the positive things that have happened in recent months. is this reflects stronger policy as well as structural reforms. trade balances havele also improv improved. in most cases this improvement has resulted from a combination of a relatively strong export growth particularly in spain and portugal, and very weak or negative import growth notably in greece. the contraction of domestic demand continues to play a role in this adjustment. part of this is cyclical. but it also reflects rebalance from previously unsustainable domestic demand growth. demand has to be contained and sbla h supply has to be increased. supply adjustment takes more time. there are also signs that competitiveness gains have contributed to recent improvements in current
time. the bob cat worker in north dakota pay as higher tax rate than paris hilton because she doesn't earn her income. he just lets her money make her money. we need to figure out a way to equalize those rates. maybe not to make them identical but to equalize them. when mitt romney pays 15% and the average american mied family pays much higher, there is something with the tax code and that needs to be fixed. >> what about going back to the old race, going back to the wealthiest americans paying almost 50%? what do you think about that? you need to look at on what kind of income. to me the discussion is more about rates, what do we apply those rates to and how do we equalize people who make a lot of money on -- >> how did you say about houm wear. . >> there's good and bad in the health care law. we need to keep the good parts. a lot of people thought you should run away from it. i said, wait a minute, there's some really good things that need to move on. health care is way too important to politicize it the way it's been politicize z the lar year opinion. >> what advise would you giv
, missiles are being shot indiscriminately against civilians. not in london, not in paris and not in washington. >> no rational person would disagree that the rocket firing has got to stop. it is a senseless activity that can only lead to more bloodshed. however, as i said to prime minister netanyahu when i sat down with him in jerusalem last year, this clear repression, oppression, whatever you want to call it on the gaza strip, these people are desperate and when there are desperate people with desperate policy and no hope, they often turn to terrorist groups whether to foment their fury and anger. where does this terrible cycle end? what is the constructive way through this? >> i want to make something perfectly clear. hamas are the enemies of peace. not just the enemies of israel. they are the enemies of peace, regional stability in the region, and to peace both internally on the palestinian side and between palestinians and israel. they don't recognize israel as a state. they want to annihilate us. and in the sense, instead of really building, you say okay, you have g
pays a higher tax rate than paris hilton, because she doesn't earn her income. she just lets her money make her money. and we need to figure out a way to equalize those rates. maybe not make them identical, but to equalize them. because this tax structure, when mitt romney pays 15% and the average american, middle class family, pays much higher, there is something wrong with the tax code. and that needs to be fixed. >> what about going back to the old rates? going back to the wealthiest americans, paying almost 40%. what about that? >> i think that, you know, you need to take a look at on what kind of income. to me the discussion is more about rates. it's about what do we apply those rates to and how do we equalize people who make a lot of money on exhale gains versus people who go to work every day and help this economy grow. >> you know, i was back home. i saw the commercials. president obama's not the most popular guy on the prairie. and they were really going after him on obama care. how did you get around that and get the victory. what did you say about obama care? >> well, as you
he may have been poisoned by israel. a claim israel denies. he died in paris in 2004, a month after falling suddenly ill at his west bank compound. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] everyone deserves the gift of all day pain relief. this season, discover aleve. all day pain relief with just two pills. >>> the high financial cost of hurricane sandy is coming into focus. new york has requested $42 billion in aid and new jersey officials estimate they suffered at least $29 billion in losses, bringing the total of $71 billion in the two hardest hit states. sandy was in some ways worse than hurricane katrina, citing the high economic cost and property destruction. meanwhile, a top executive and a trustee for the power company have resigned in the wake of the company's slow response in getting power back to new yorkers on long island. >>> here's a look at some of the other stories topping the news right now. a fast-moving storm system sweeping through the mid-atlantic this morning bringing a wet mixture of rain and snow. the storm is expected to put down 1 to 3 inches of snow from west virginia
having calls with leaders across the middle east. >> i want to express my pari appreciate to president obama for unequivocal clear sighted support for israel the right to defend itself. >> reporter: days after winning re-election, the president is faced with a widening conflict that has potential to destabilize an already unstable region. of course in the united states and here in the region, everyone is hoping this is over quickly. no one can afford a wider war. >> thank you, for that. >> the israeli military, media office, twitter account, gained 50,000 followers in the past 24 hours. hamas has a facebook page and all playing out on line and on the ground. >> hamas threatening israel saying they have opened the gates of hell by assassinating one of their top leaders. >> we will be back with more right after this. stay with us, everybody. >>> as we all know we are becoming a digital nation. it all begins with books. for too many children, books just aren't a big part of their lives. >> one group set out to remedy that. yesterday it reached a milestone. bringing smiles to 100 million b
at the bourses. ibex 35 trying to buck the trend, but elsewhere seeing red, whether in paris, ex-extra dax down 0.4%, and we'll have plenty more in germany with silvia. we can take a look at the bond space and see a similar theme playing out. prices are falling, yields are rising. they've really maintained that one percentage point spread, but most back up to the psychological levels if nothing else. bunds 1.33%. it's extraordinary just what low levels we're seeing over here. quick look at forex. dollar-yen up three quarters of a percent there. again, on some of the political transition that may be happening in japan. euro-dollar is a little bit higher this morning, 1.2752. and a quick look at what's happening in the commodity space because yesterday this absolutely was the one to watch. on a day when we saw u.s. markets really falling on their face, we nevertheless saw increases in oil, not exactly what you like to see. has more to do with the violence we're seeing in gaza and we'll have plenty more on that story. we're seeing brent and nymex adding more. up 0.3% for brent. showing more of a rea
the estate tax is prevent wealthy among them. >> that is not the american farmer. >> it would be paris hilton, the celebrity. hotel heiress. that is someone more targeted at, not the americans. >> the rites will increase to 55% on estate of $1 million or more. republicans want to eliminate death tax entirely, president wants more for estates of $3.5 million and up. >> if we're burden with millions of dollars from the state tax, it forces the breakup of branches and farms and it's not good for the environment, not good for the future generations and it's not good for american in general. >> he inherited the ranch decades ago. come january, the tax burden on his children would be more than $13 million. currently the estate tax raises $14 billion. it affects 3,000 and jumps to 52,000 families. $40 billion in revenue next year. families should not pass on the wealth. especially unrealized capital gains but farmers and ranchers say it's unfair. back to you. >> thank you. you heard of black friday a cyber monday. what about the one in between? small business saturday. we'll tell you about it next.
, for more on this extraordinary tale, stephane joined us now from paris. is this as intrusive as it sounds? >> they are increasing the pressure to keep these furnaces in the northeast of france. however, francois hollande did use the same words as the industry minister earlier this week. the french industry minister said he was no longer welcome in france because of years of broken promises with the government. yesterday evening when he met with the ceo of the company, francois hollande urged the company not to shut down the furnaces in the northeast of france. he raised the possibility to temporary nationalize these activities, and he also asked to continue the negotiations until the deadline, which is set on december 1st, to find a potential buyer for these furnaces, which in total employees more than 600 people. in the meantime, the mayor of london couldn't miss such an opportunity to mock the french governmen government,. calling them a red call left wing movement during the french revolution in 1789. >> the french minister has been so eccentric as to call for a massive investor to dep
concord crash in 2000. the concord slammed into a hotel just after takeoff from paris killing 113 people. continental and one of its mechanics had been blamed for starting the fire that brought the jet down. a previous court ruling that it started from a small metal strip that fell onto the runway just before the concord took off. >> right now all eyes are on the white house. the country doesn't need a victory lap, it needs leadership. it's time for the president, and congressional democrats to tell the american people what spending cuts they are willing to make. >> if republicans insist on spending cuts being part of the onus is on them to come forward with some ideas. the president's budget contains $300 billion in health savings. if the republicans couldn't like those ideas they should make a counter offer. it's silly to think the president is going to negotiate with himself. megyn: that was speaker boehner and senator chuck schumer. negotiations seem to have run into trouble as washington tries to head off tax hikes on every one and spending cuts expected to hit americans hard come 2
just been thrown out. >> reporter: by the time the air france concord lifted off from paris, its left wing was already on fire. it was july 25th, 2000. 109 passengers and crew had only minutes to live. the plane crashed into a hotel, killing four more people on the ground. turns out a 16-inch metal strip lying on the runway brought down the concord. >> when the concord went over it, it hit the tire to a point where it then exploded. parts of the tire then went up into the fuel tank like shrapnel. >> reporter: the flying debris exploded the concord's fuel tanks. the metal piece that triggered the accident had fallen off a continental dc-10 and had been mistakenly installed by a continental mechanic. >> this was an accident. why the french courts got involved and tried to make a criminal case out of this, i will never understand. >> reporter: french courts held continental airlines criminally responsible and convicted its mechanic of manslaughter. but now a french appeals court has overturned that ruling, saying the mistake made by the continental mechanic did not amount to a crime. the
or paris or korea, and you start pointing out that no, we're not as good, it will create a sense of maybe shaking the complacency, which i think is the first step. there is a complacency here that people -- opinion leaders and people that have more disproportionate influence, don't view their own kids' plight as bad at all. and we need to create some awareness, i think, as john said, through information that this is a serious challenge for our country and it's, you sadly it's changing who we are as a nation and we're losing our competitive edge because of it as well. >> and this project under way, a really good one, and then also the common assessment to bring it right down to the kid level, how your child is doing in relation to these rigorous and we hope world class standards, will certainly give people information. at the same time, however, if you've got a smug suburban constituency and the teachers in those schools are also grumping that the politicians and the policymakers are making their life harder, threatening their jobs, giving them too much to do, narrowing the curriculum. >>
during the siege of paris, providing political and humanitarian support. >> coming up tonight an c-span an update an the fiscal cliff. first we hear from speaker boehner. later senate democrats explain what they are looking for in negotiations with republicans. house speaker john boehner told reporters there has been no progress in two weeks of discussions on the fiscal cliff. his comments came on the same day guide ner made rounds on capitol hill. this is ten minutes. >> good morning, everyone. the president has warned us about the dangers of going over the fiscal cliff. but his actions have not matched his public statements. members of his own party seem quite comfortable with sending the economy over the fiscal cliff. on tuesday, we had productive conversation at the white house. despite the claims that the president supports a balanced approach, the democrats have yet to get serious about real spending cuts. secondly, no substantive progress has been made in the talks between the white house and the house over the last two weeks. this is not a game. jobs are on the line. the am
's not the american farmer. >> a poster child for the estate tax would be paris hilton, celebrity, but also hotel repair res. >> currently the federal government taxes estates worth $5 million and up at 35%. when the bush era tax cuts expire in january, rates increase to 55% on estates of a million dollars or more. while some republicans want to eliminate the death tax entirely, the president proposes a 45% rate on estates of $3.5 million and up. >> if we are burdened with millions of dollars of estate tax, it forces the breakup of ranches and farms and it's not good for the environment. it's not good for future generations and it's not good for america in general. >> he paid the irs $2 million when he inherited the ranch decades ago. come january, the tax burden on his children would be more than 13 million. critics say 97% of family farms could be affected by the tax increase. supporters disagree and they argue the tax is needed to tax unrealized capital gains that are handed down family to family. the point is, estate tax is just another boulder in the fiscal cliff prepared to fall. back to yo
in jerusalem. again, you just returned from paris and you say much of the talk was about what's going on in the middle east. >> absolutely. the group i was with was john bolton and it was quite a group of the we were talking about the iranian group that wants to see regime change in iran. they've just been delisted. and the reality is that's an option that we should be talking about. there are three option. option number one is negotiate and do some kind of detante like question with the soviets. two, is military attacks. both of those are bad. the third is, let's see if you can get a different regime. after all, we have a different regime in egypt. we have a new one in libya. we're going to have a new one in syria. a lot of questions about what's going to replace them. in iran, you probably could replace them with a pretty solid pro-western government if you did the right things. >> brian: kind of encouraged that president obama said he does have words of support for israel. >> they're getting bombed every day. and it turns out this has been going on for some time of the two, three a
. right here. >> from paris. i wanted to ask the panelists what do you think of china's plan for solutions for syria? china came out recently with a four-point plan. do you take this seriously? if so, could it be part of the new normal? china looking at a crisis that the west is unable to solve, far from its shores saying we have a position to take, and we can play a role in this? >> run to the back run. right, this gentleman here. hand up high. thank you for your brevity, folks. >> thank you, richard downey. early in the discussion, you asked about the islands, the dispute, and your response was that the china -- the chinese response was part of a long term plan. in recent years, we have seen china make tremendous efforts certainly in the western hemisphere and africa to build infrastructure to gain access to raw materials. at the same time, we've also seen them make tremendous efforts to build military to military relations, and my question for the panel is is that military dimension just an effort to protect their economic interests, or is it some part of a long term plan to help lay fo
to stay during the siege of paris, providing political and humanitarian support. sunday night debt 8:00 eastern on c-span. >> "washington journal" continues. host: michael rich, chief correspondent with the national journal to talk about the latest on the benghazi attacks, susan rice, her possible nomination to be secretary of state. -- michael hirsch. she spoke with three senators about her nomination. guest: she had a meeting with john mccain, instagram, and kelly ayotte, all republicans who have been the chief skeptics about her potential nomination as secretary of state, almost entirely based on what they see as withholding or a distortion of information about the attack in benghazi on september 11 that cost the lives of the u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. -- john mccain, lindsey graham, and kelly ayotte. it is a meeting to try to appease your critics. after she came out of the meeting, it appeared to their opposition to them had increased. if the president intends to nominate susan rice as a successor to hillary clinton as secretary of state -- and most
on washburn during the franco war and the only diplomats to stay during the siege of paris, providing political and humanitarian support. "q&a", sunday night at 8:00 p.m. eastern on c-span. [inaudible conversations] >> in mourning, and i would like to call this hearing of the house transportation and infrastructure committee to order. we are pleased to conduct the school committee oversight hearing on amtrak. the title is getting back on track. the review of amtrak's virtual reorganization. so welcome, and we have one panel of witnesses today. the order of business is i will provide an opening statement and provide background. i will introduce mr. elijah cummings and others who wish to be heard. then we will turn to our witnesses and we will hear from them and go to questions and i am pleased to welcome everyone this morning. >> this is one of a number that we have held forth in a series of committee hearings on amtrak and u.s. passenger rail power. we actually have two more scheduled. one will be on thursday, december 3, novel focus on high-speed and intercity passenger rail. the gra
gaulle airport outside of paris. today an appeals court in france ruled that continental is not criminally liable of negligence or manslaughter. now, the ruling comes two years after another court ruled that couldn't nemts was responsible for that crash. >>> want to go back to dan rivers in london. i understand we have got a connection there. dan, you've got some more information on what is taking place. the judge ruling the final ruling and recommendation from his report regarding some of the british tabloids that got into some serious trouble from phone hacking all the way to essentially spying on the royal family and many others. what do we know? >> where he. basically this is a response to this sprawling phone hacking scandal in the u.k. which exposed the way that tabloid journalists were going about getting stories. not only doing things in a very underhand way. in many cases breaking the criminal law to get stories. hacking into the phones of celebrities, of sports stars, of politicians, even of murder victims and of the victims of terrorism. a broad range of victim
the estate tax. i would like to see the estate tax come back. i do not think paris hilton should inherit her parents will wealth. the estate tax has been part of american economics for almost 100 years, republicans and democrats have been for it. it is not socialism. it is part of the american way of doing things. let's get to those compromises which are out there. i think we will get an amt patch, and medicare passed for doctors, some closing of loopholes. i will like to see a radical simplification of our tax code but i do not see it happening. i think that would be too much to ask. on foreign-policy, i think we will see more interesting things. we will get out of afghanistan. that does not take a genius to predict that. but i see an opening to cuba. -- under this president, pretty soon. i think it will start this year. it is not going to be the kind of rabid, you are a communist opposition that has kept american presidents from doing that. some of the most interesting thing to watch after this election we did what happens with israeli american relations? benjamin netanyahu did something i
but a legend over in europe when he went to germany he was a rock star, ireland, england, paris. they really loved his character j.r. from dallas. iconic. >> the cowboy icon. >> yeah. >> it's nice that he was able to die surrounded by friends in dallas. >> that's great. let's get to rick reichmuth. >> he was in the new dallas, too wasn't he? >> yes he was a reboot on tnt. >> he and the other guy that popped up on there? >> yes. played his father. >> two original cast members. >> you have got about a minute and a half to find out. >> i just gave myself a minute and a half for this weather. never happen. minus 2 this morning in international falls. incredibly cold. we are sending alli there after the show she loves it 12 degrees in minneapolis. cold is moving in behind the cold front. we have got temperatures certainly cooled down here. 15, 20 degrees for a lot of people. so, get ready for that. it will warm up a little bit and this isn't certainly the worst of it another batch of cold air will move in. most of it is across the far northern plains. behind this front, clear skies cooler eastern
society debut at crillon ball in paris. she's every bit the great-niece of jfk, who at the same age worked at the american embassy in london, traveled through south america and received a purple heart for his valor during the navy during world war ii. no purple heart for kick, but "town & country" says she is the niece that jackie would have loved. >> i think so. and lindsay lohan wasn't available. so we had to go with what we could get. >> had to go there. >> just kidding. yeah, i think she's great. i have to commend your pronunciation of the crillon ball. impressive for a guy from alabama. >> i try to go there at least every other year. >> kick is great. i think we're at a moment where the kennedys keep on coming at you. joe iii is back in congress taking over barney frank's seat. kick is emerging in a little different vein as a kennedy who doesn't really want to go into politics but is spending most of her time in l.a. and working for her father's cause with clean water. >> she's out of the family business. >> it looks like it. you know, they always seem to get sucked back in. so she st
flew for treatment to paris. there he died in his hospital bed. cause of dead, never made public. his wife kept the medical report private, and rumors flew. he died of aids. he was murdered, poisoned. >> each one of us want to know the truth. what killed yasser arafat? we're obsessed about this. >> reporter: it was object after a report by al jazeera tv this year that the pressure grew on arafat's wife to agree to exhume her husband's body. al jazeera claimed that arafat was poisoned with radioactive polonium 210. al jazeera reported the scientist in switzerland found high levels of polonium on arafat's clothing given to him by his widow, so if he was murdered, who did it? that's obvious, palestinian officials say. israel. israel's always said that's nonsense. they had plenty of chances over the years to kill arafat when they were at war, so why poison him when they weren't fighting? scientists say it will three months to reach a verdict, and the israelis say they are sure the verdict of death and the cause of death will be established as natural causes. natalie? >> all right. martin
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